Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means pools are opening, the weather is warming, and people are taking to the great outdoors to have some summer fun! …
Month: May 2010
Calling All Blood Donors
With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer approaching, the supply of Type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped significantly. A decline in …
A Journey to a First Aid Training Session in Port-au-Prince
Just a couple of days before the start of hurricane season, I decided to go see one of the American Red Cross disaster preparedness programs in Port-au-Prince.
Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up
Welcome to the Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you. It’s a non-comprehensive sampling …
The central figure in Waite’s design is the archetypal “Superman” character proudly displaying the Red Cross symbol on his chest.
DadLabs on Emergency Preparedness
These guys are taking back paternity and this week they discuss disaster preparedness. Hilariously. Happy day 3 of Hurricane Preparedness Week.
Afghanistan and the ICRC
Many people do not realize, and often the media does not make the distinction, that the ICRC is an independent organization distinct from the American Red Cross. The Red Cross activities referenced in recent news reports are being carried out by the ICRC in Afghanistan, not the American Red Cross.
Safety Tips We Have Learned From LOST
[Originally posted by Scott Waggoner on Oregon’s Cross Blog.] LOST ended it’s epic run last night, and it has left us with many messages. Some are more obvious than others. …
The Greatness of Towels
Today is Towel Day. I’m celebrating both by adding a towel to my preparedness kit today because a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.
Much to be Done
Families were cooking meals, resting or moving about the small makeshift shelters, most no bigger than 10 feet by 10 feet. It felt like I and several others from the American Red Cross had wandered into their living rooms and were imposing in their lives, even though the Red Cross has been providing relief supplies to many of the 20,000 people in the Croix Deprez neighborhood of Port-au-Prince for more than four months.